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EPA Review of Pyrethroid Bifenthrin (05/25/17)

Bifenthrin provides protection again many chewing and piercing sucking insect pests and spider mites, and is labeled on over 120 crops nationwide.

EPA Review of Pyrethroid Bifenthrin

Bifenthrin provides protection again many chewing and piercing sucking insect pests and spider mites, and is labeled on over 120 crops nationwide. In North Dakota, it is registered in canola, corn, dry bean, lentil, dry pea, chickpea, potato and soybeans for control of aphids, armyworms, cutworms, flea beetles, grasshoppers, leafhoppers, Lygus bugs, and more. Some of the trade name include Bifenture, Brigade, Discipline, Fanfare, Snipe and Tundra. This is an important and efficacious insecticide in the tool box of growers and provides another class of insecticide to help prevent the development of insecticide resistance.

The EPA comment docket on bifenthrin’s ecological risk assessment is reopened until July 7th. It is important for growers and other agricultural stakeholders to let the EPA know about the value of bifenthrin and how it is used for pest management of field crop pests in ND. Comments can be submitted by going to the:

  • Regulation.gov site and uploading comments directly to EPA docket.
  • The pyrethroid working group website has examples of letters that can customized by growers and others and submitted directly to the official EPA docket.
  • Defendbifenthrin.com – This website provides guidelines and draft sample comments that can be customized and automatically submitted to the official EPA docket.

Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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